Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Bill Tomlinson

Bill Tomlinson
Associate Professor
UC Irvine

Bill Tomlinson is an Associate Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and a researcher in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. He studies the fields of environmental informatics, human-computer interaction, multi-agent systems and computer-supported learning. His book Greening through IT (MIT Press, 2010) examines the ways in which information technology can help people think and act on the broad scales of time, space, and complexity necessary for us to address the world's current environmental issues. Read more »

John A. “Skip” Laitner

John A. “Skip” Laitner
Director of Economic and Social Analysis
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

John A. “Skip” Laitner is the Director of Economic and Social Analysis for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Robert S. Epstein

Robert S. Epstein
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Robert S. Epstein joined Medco in 1995 and has served as Medco's Chief Medical Officer since 1997. In this capacity, he is responsible for formulary development, clinical guidelines, drug information services, accreditation oversight, and personalized medicine services. He is also responsible for analysis and reporting for Medco's clients. In 2009, Dr.

Masahiro Nishikawa

Senior Researcher
Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism

Ron Kind

Ron Kind
United States Representative

Representative Ron Kind is an Honorary Co-Chair of the ITIF Board of Directors.  A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ron Kind has represented the people of western Wisconsin's Third Congressional District since 1996.

Matthew F. Wood

Associate Director
Media Access Project

Matt Wood joined MAP in September 2009. Before coming to MAP, he was an associate in the communications practice groups of two other law firms in Washington, DC. He worked at Hogan & Hartson from 2005 until 2009, and at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson from 2001 to 2004. His practice focused on broadband facilities deployments, cable programming contracts, and new technology wireless spectrum policy. He also specialized in universal service, intercarrier compensation, and special access issues, and worked extensively on intellectual property and privacy matters. Read more »

George Ford

Chief Economist
Phoenix Center

George S. Ford a co-founder of the Phoenix Center and currently serves as its Chief Economist. Read more »

Sascha Meinrath

Director, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

Sascha Meinrath is the Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative and has been described as a "community Internet pioneer" and an "entrepreneurial visionary." He is a well-known expert on community wireless networks, municipal broadband, and telecommunications policy. Read more »

Steven Teplitz

Senior Vice President
Time Warner Cable

James Speta

Professor of Law